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The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story

The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story is a movie starring Sharman Joshi, Stephen Baldwin, and Shari Rigby. In India, a journalist investigates whether or not an Australian missionary is performing illegal conversions on the...

Running Time
1 hours 52 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Aneesh Daniel
Writer
Andrew E. Matthews
Actors
Sharman Joshi, Stephen Baldwin, Manoj Mishra, Shari Rigby
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

As the social fabric of life in rural India disintegrates in the late 1990s, journalist Manav Banerjee (Sharman Joshi) moves with his pregnant wife to the State of Orissa in hope of a better life and the promise of a lucrative career. When speculation mounts that local Australian missionary Graham Staines (Stephen Baldwin) is illegally proselytizing leprosy patients, Manav agrees to investigate undercover for the newspaper. What he finds is a series of revelations that are difficult to fathom and even harder to explain, and Manav is forced to make a choice between his own ambition and the truth. In the end, his actions spark a tragic event that is felt around the world. Based on a true story and shot on location in India, "THE LEAST OF THESE" beautifully illustrates the power of love, hope and forgiveness to overcome hate.

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Judy M.

This is an excellent film that has been a bit overlooked for a while. It's a real shame, because I thought it was going to be a documentary on the Least of These, but it's more of a character study on Graham Staines, the brother of the murdered girl. I thought the film was well done, and the acting was excellent. There are many problems with this film, and I will touch on a few of them in this review, but first I'll talk about the film itself. It is beautifully shot, with beautiful locations, and it's a well-made film. The story itself is told through the eyes of the boy, who in his mind, is the narrator. The narration is done in a very clever way, that you can never really figure out who is narrating, and it all fits together nicely. I like the way the story is told, and I really like how it's told, because it's so slow-paced and slow-paced, and it's really well done. I think that this is a very underrated film, and it deserves more recognition. This film should be up for a few awards, I think, and it should be up for more, but I also think it needs to be better received, because it's really not that good. It's one of those films that people should see, and that will be appreciated for years to come, and it's a great film, I'm not surprised at all. I give it an 8/10.

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Marilyn Coleman

I have no idea why some people are bashing this movie. I'm not going to pretend I'm a movie critic, but this was a fantastic film. You won't see a more inspiring film than Graham Staines' story. It's a great example of the values of Americanism and its ability to live the American dream. It's the kind of movie that you can watch over and over again and never get bored. It's the kind of movie that gets you thinking about the future, or the past, or the love of your family. I really enjoyed this movie. It's just so amazing. Go watch it. Just do it. And like I said, watch it a couple of times. And watch it with your loved ones. Trust me. You'll be glad you did.

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Tammy

This movie was a good portrayal of a low-income black family in the South. The acting was excellent and the story was very touching. The actors were all terrific. The little boy is especially good in his role. It is a good movie to watch. It has a good message for the children of today, and is a movie that should be watched by anyone who has had a low income family in the South. I would recommend this movie to anyone who has been a family in the South. I rate this movie 8 out of 10.

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Sarah

Watched this movie, I'm going to have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. I have to say the acting of most of the actors was great, they all did an excellent job. This movie was very realistic and made me feel what the people in the movie felt. The plot was interesting, and the movie took the time to show the viewer what happened when the survivors were separated and the others were left behind. There was a lot of heart in the movie, and the ending was a nice surprise. Overall, this movie is worth the time, but I'm not going to go out of my way to watch it. I would say if you are looking for a movie that is realistic and gives you a good feeling, then watch this movie. It is a very good movie.

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Daniel W.

I've never read the book. I've seen the movie several times. And I've read the book several times. Yet, I can still tell the difference between the two. The movie is more believable than the book. The movie's pacing is better, because you really feel the tension of the story. It's not always clear who's doing what, and there are scenes in the movie where I thought "the whole time, I've been thinking about what would happen next." But, it's really suspenseful. You're always guessing what's going to happen next. If you're a fan of the book, you'll definitely love the movie. I don't think you need to read the book. It's better than a movie adaptation. The actors and actresses are great. You can really tell that they're portraying real people. The movie is also a lot more dramatic than the book. The book's plot is a bit more basic, and the characters are a little more emotional. I think the movie also keeps the same mood. The movie just feels more real, more intense. It's one of the few movies that can be considered "great."

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Margaret E.

This is a well written and acted film about a family torn apart by grief and loss. The father (Kevin Bacon) is dealing with the death of his son, as well as his marriage, which he and his wife (played by Annette Bening) are just beginning to recover from. The mother (Ana Marie Cox) is dealing with her grief as well as her marriage. The father is struggling to support the family, while trying to help his wife and children deal with the loss of their son. This is a very well done film, with many moving scenes, which are very heart wrenching. I think the best scenes are the ones involving the father and his wife, which are both touching and tear jerking. I think the father is just great in the role, and his wife is great as well. I also liked the relationship between the father and his son, which is shown very well. The ending, as well as the film overall, was very well done, and the message is very powerful. I highly recommend this film, and recommend that you watch it if you can.

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Rebecca C.

The Least of These (2015) isn't going to win any awards for the brilliance of its script or its acting, but it's a solid, entertaining and reasonably accurate account of how a group of highly talented young people went on a fantastic and unforgettable adventure. It's a journey that will stay with you and you won't want to stop to think about the time, money, or excitement you put into the project. The problem is that the film lacks an emotional payoff, which is very obvious in the end. I can't say I was blown away by this movie, but it was a good, solid and interesting one. It had some great performances and some very memorable scenes. I wouldn't say that I'm a big fan of the thriller genre, but this film really hit the spot. 8/10

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Jeffrey S.

Graham Staines (Christopher Reeve) is an English art collector who gets married to Anna (Kate Capshaw), but later his wife dies, and he has to sell the house he lives in. He turns to his friend Fred (Richard Harris) for help. Fred's son, Justin (Matt Damon), also wants to buy the house. The first problem is that he has the same name as Graham Staines. It would take a while before we learn the story behind the house. The second problem is that there are three people in the house: Fred, Anna, and Justin. None of them know each other. The third problem is that they are in different states. We learn that there was a drug deal in the house before it was sold, but we don't know if it was a big deal. The first third of the film is kind of slow. It's probably because the story was written in a way that it's not clear how we're going to get to the point. We don't know if we're going to learn the story of the house, or if we're going to learn what the story was about. Eventually we learn what the story was about, and the film gets very interesting. We also learn a little about the artists. They're very different. Fred is more of an artist than a guy who collects stuff. He's a guy who works with people who are in prison, but he's a very nice guy. He's the kind of guy who would like to get people to do his paintings. Anna is more like a street girl. She's a woman who's an artist, but she's also very beautiful. The acting is great. Christopher Reeve does a good job as Graham. Matt Damon is very good in a few scenes. The thing I like most about this film is the way that it was written. The story is not what you would expect. We're not going to learn how the house came to be, but we're going to learn about the people who live in it. The ending is also not what you would expect. The ending is very good. I really like this film. It's not a typical Hollywood film. The acting is good, the story is good, and it has a good ending. I think this film is better than "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning," "Saw" and "The Shining." I don't think this film is as good as "Blow Out," but I think this is better than "The Phantom of

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Samantha Bates

You could tell from the start, that this was a true story. You knew that Graham Staines was a notorious child molester and that the family who lived next door to his apartment complex, were the ones who brought him up. It's a shame that a documentary on this subject would have to be a true story. This was a wonderful story about a man who was locked in his own apartment and who was constantly abused by his father, step-father, and his stepmother. However, the film is not about that, but about the man himself. He was a great man who was loved by his family, but was trapped by his own greed. He was caught up in the drugs and the sex that he was forced to participate in. He got very far in life and was not able to do anything about it. I wish I could say more about the film, but I can't. I do know that it is a very important story that should be told. The film does a good job of showing the struggle that Graham Staines went through in life, but I think it could have been better. I think the ending could have been a little more intense. I think this story should have been told in a way that it shows how much he has been able to change in his life after the tragedy of his childhood. That's the kind of thing that should be shown. Overall, this is a very well done documentary. It's very interesting to watch and the subjects that it touches are interesting people.

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Brandon A.

This film tells the story of the life of Graham Staines. He was a young man, whom suffered from a mental disorder which made him psychotic. It was not only a burden to him but also to his family. The story tells the story of his life. The ending shows that his mental illness is gone and that he has been cured. The movie has great actors and the direction was amazing. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Graham Staines. My rating: 8/10

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Eugene G.

This movie is really good. Its a movie that's well put together. The actors are very believable. I liked that they all had their own personality and character. The actors are doing a good job at making it believable. I think that they did a good job in portraying the characters and it makes the movie even more believable. It is a good movie to watch. It is a little slow but not to much. I would recommend it to any people who are into movies and like to be entertained.

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Peter Crawford

For a movie that is supposed to be based on a book it had to be based on the actual events and events that took place in Graham Staines' life. I have read the book and thoroughly enjoyed the book and I think the movie could have used more. I think it was very emotional to watch the people in the movie all of whom he affected. I don't think he did anything to deserve what he got. I do believe that it could have been better, but I think the movie was amazing. I also believe that the movie is not a perfect portrayal of what really happened and I am glad that it was not. I also think that it was sad to see that people who knew him at the time could not come to terms with what had happened to him and his death. I do believe that he deserves an apology from everyone who knew him and is very sorry that he had to die that way. I hope that he will have a second chance.

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Carolyn S.

A sincere, sensitive and ultimately moving movie. I was torn up at the end, and I think the reason for this is because of the heartfelt scenes that resonate deeply with me. I am a 20-year old single woman who has been emotionally damaged by the lack of support I received at my own home and the school I attended. I went to college for 3 years, but felt I had to leave because I couldn't deal with the mental, emotional, and physical trauma of the experiences I endured in my college years. This movie made me realize how important it is to have support at all times. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who has experienced such trauma in their lives and has been unwilling to seek help. I felt I had to see this movie because it was honest and genuine and I wanted to give myself the chance to have the courage to seek help. I am truly thankful that I did!

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Katherine

I had the opportunity to see this movie last night at a "Wellfleet" screening, and I must say I was surprised. After all, it was only a six-hour film, but I was impressed with the performances. The movie is a dramatization of the life of Graham Staines, a well-respected writer who wrote the groundbreaking "Moby Dick" novel. The film chronicles his struggle to publish a novel, his sister's death, his marriage to the beautiful Sylvia Jeffreys, his divorce from his second wife, and his rise to fame. The film was directed by Mark Whalberg, who is also the director of the successful television series "Shawshank Redemption" (2004). The film is well written, well acted, and well-filmed. The story is not only poignant, but also fascinating. I also appreciate that the film's theme was not sentimental, but rather based on reality. The movie is very realistic, but the storyline is very thought-provoking. I look forward to the movie's theatrical release.

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Philip Armstrong

Like every other viewer I saw this film with a great appreciation for it's concept and execution. I was amazed to see the amount of talent that was in the film. The film had a very low budget, but that was made up for by a great cast. The directing was very good. I would recommend this film to anyone, especially the families who have lost a loved one. I would also recommend it to people who have never seen the Graham Staines film. It is a very good film and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Lori

From the opening scenes of Graham Staines' life in the early 1900s through the close of the 1920s, it's clear that he was going through a divorce and that he was on a downward spiral. He was trying to find his way out of it, but it was too late for him. His failing health and lack of motivation led him to making this life story. It was a personal choice to show how a man's life is over. I'm not a historian, but I don't think that anyone can help you understand this story, so if you don't know the story, then you will need to find out yourself. The story of how a man got from the beginning to the end of his life is very powerful. It's also very real. This is a story of a man who made one bad choice after another, and the ending is devastating. Graham's life is a parable of what we all go through at some point in our lives. It's a story of survival, and how to overcome adversity. The story doesn't really seem to end until the last five minutes of the movie. There is a little bit of a twist ending to the story, but it doesn't make the story any less powerful. It just doesn't fit into the story as a whole. The ending is sad, but I like it. It reminds us of the power of love, and how it can change the outcome of any situation. I like the final scene in the movie because it makes us realize that even though Graham was done with his life, his life was never over. We can't take that away from him, so we can't take the movie for granted. It's a powerful story that could touch anyone. It's a story of how a man can get through a bad life, and the things that help him get through the bad times. I would say that the director did a very good job with this story. There are several scenes in the movie that were great. There is a scene in which the director shows Graham's life in front of the camera, and it's a great way to show how the life of a man is over. This is a story of a man who was trying to find himself, and he had to leave his family and friends behind to get his life on track. The ending of the movie was also very powerful. Graham is shown talking about the events that took place in his life, and he just can't get it out of his head. It's really sad to see

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Amanda A.

In 1983, the family of an American expatriate to Thailand finds the death of her daughter, and she must search for the identity of the killer. The killer is never found, but the family is devastated. With the help of the local police, they try to piece together the clues left by the family and the mystery surrounding the death. The acting is good and the screenplay is quite unique. The ending is a bit predictable, but the mystery is still intriguing and there are enough twists to keep you guessing. This is not a horror film, so don't expect gore and blood. It is a good family drama, with a good story to follow. I recommend this film to anyone who likes a good mystery.

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Richard

I saw this film at a late show in October with my partner. It was the first film we'd seen and it was also the first film that we'd seen together and it felt like we were the only ones in the theatre, so the audience didn't get to hear a lot of it. We had no idea that this film was made until we were sitting down to watch it. We thought the film would be a lot like anything else we'd seen before. That is until we started to watch it and started to realise it was different. It was a very strong film, very well acted and very real and not the typical American film. It was a very strong film about a real person who has gone through a lot and I think that's what makes it great. It's not the typical film that we're used to seeing and it shows that you don't have to be American to get the best out of it. This film is great and is a great start to the year, with great acting, a strong story and a strong message.

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Michelle Crawford

I'm a fan of Michael Connelly and the whole man, but this movie was like a different type of Connelly. It felt more like a true story that is depicted on screen. It was the story of a father, who loses his son, to an overdose. The father takes him to the hospital, which takes a while, but he is able to get the truth out. This story is very well done. The drama is the main part of this movie, and it was really good. I don't know how I didn't know this was a true story, but I don't remember seeing anything on the news about this. I really liked this movie, and I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone. It's a great movie, and I would definitely recommend watching this movie. The last scene was very good too. I would definitely recommend this movie.

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Richard M.

It's not a great movie. It's not a great book. But it's an interesting story, and a good look at a man who was ignored for so long, but was doing everything he could to help his daughter, and the family he left behind. The characters are all real people, and the ending is quite shocking. The acting is quite good, especially from the children, who are all quite good actors. And it's really interesting to see what the family is going to do. But overall, it's just an average film, and I can't recommend it to anyone. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. But it's worth a look, if you're curious. It's not a movie you can just skip.

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Juan E.

The Graham Staines Story (2008) Review by David Walsh I am not a fan of Tom Cruise, but I did love this film. The story of a retired policeman who wants to write his own story, how he discovers his true identity and life and the pressures that lead him to becoming a good man. Tom Cruise is superb as Graham Staines, a retired policeman who wants to write a book about himself, as he also discovers his true identity and life. Cruise is brilliant in this film, as is everyone else. The supporting cast are also very good. This film is a real gem. It is an intelligent and funny film. This film is a very clever film, which is also a heartwarming film. It is also a very well made film. It is also very well written. I think this is a good film for people who like to think about their lives. It is also a good film for people who enjoy films. This is a very good film. Overall, this is a good film, which is also very good.

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Philip C.

A very effective film about a very unusual family. A very well written story, about a family trying to cope with the death of their son. The main character, Graham Staines, is a very open and open-hearted man who lives a quiet and sometimes quiet life. The film is very honest, and shows the pain and the sadness of a grieving family. The supporting characters are also very well developed and the film ends on a very good note.

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Austin A.

I'm not sure what the other reviewers are on about. I don't think the movie is too good, but it is certainly interesting. I thought it was interesting because I've never really heard of the family before and I've always been curious about the story of Graham Staines. I was also interested in the fact that the family seemed to be a "typical" American family. I was also interested in the fact that the story seemed to be told in a very "real" way. I didn't feel like the movie was overly dramatized or anything. I think that it was a pretty realistic movie and I really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend it.

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Julie

I'm a big fan of Graham Staines. I really like the way he plays his characters. The problem with this movie is that it is so dull. I'm not sure if it was the writing or the directing that didn't grab me. I just didn't care about any of the characters. It just seemed like a movie that had no point. I guess it's because I'm not familiar with Graham Staines. I don't know how he was able to get away with this movie. I know he's famous for his roles in "Pulp Fiction", but this movie is really a step down from that. It's a shame because this could have been a really good movie. The direction is good, the acting is good, but the story is so dull. It's not a bad movie, but I think it could have been so much better. The movie is a 7/10.

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Denise C.

I really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was a good story of a man who was a victim of a terrible accident and is trying to deal with the aftermath. I thought the acting was great. I really liked the lead actor and thought he did an excellent job. I thought the character of Jimmy was a good one. I thought he was a bit underused in the movie but I understand that. I thought the director did a good job with the cinematography and I thought the background score was very good. I thought the story was very well told and the ending was very good. I really enjoyed this movie. I think it was a good movie and I think you should give it a chance.

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Albert

I just got back from seeing this film. I was impressed. I was surprised to see so many negative comments about it. I felt that the film was well made, with good acting and good story. The ending was a little disappointing, but I will not go into that detail. The film is worth seeing.

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Judith T.

The Graham Staines Story is a good, if not great, movie. It's a fairly accurate portrayal of the early days of the American dream and the trials and tribulations that come with it. The movie is about a group of people who are trying to get their life together after a tragic event. The story is told from the point of view of the young man who was the center of the story. It is a bit slow in the beginning, but it gets interesting as the story progresses. I really enjoyed the movie. It was a good movie to watch with my mother on a rainy afternoon. The only thing I would have changed is to have made the movie a little longer. I would have liked to have seen more of the people in the story.